Wild NCC

Tulip Poplar

(Liriodendron tulipifera)

This is the tallest eastern hardwood. The flowers are pale green or yellow (rarely white), with an orange band on the tepals; they yield large quantities of nectar. This tree species is a major honey plant in the eastern United States, yielding a dark reddish, fairly strong honey which gets mixed reviews as a table honey but is favorably regarded by bakers.